Florida Version of Who Am I in the Lives of Children? an Introduction to Early Childhood Education (with MyEducationLab)

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 2009-05-26
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This introductory textbook contains Florida VPK Standards and CDA and FCCPC Goals and correlations to the Feeney textbook content (via chapter/title and page number). It also presents the Early Childhood Career Ladder, information on the Child Care Credential, and Scenarios for Practice in essay and multiple-choice format, linking VPK standards and CDA Functional Areas to real-life classroom scenarios. The eighth edition of Who Am I in the Lives of Children? has some substantial enhancements to previous editions. This introductory text presents a childcentered, constructivist approach to early childhood education and care programs in a range of contemporary settings. Its clear, conceptual framework and integration of principles and practices assist students in understanding the important values of the field and how these translate into programs for young children. It helps them to develop their own philosophy and teaching style and encourages them to reflect on their values and actions. The authors'straightforward, conversational writing style, and appealing color photographs and art appeals to a wide-range of students. With its focus on respecting children, ethics, and personal and professional development of teachers of young children, it has become one of most well received books in the field. New to this Edition! NEW: Alignment with NAEYC standards- a supplement to the table of contents shows how each chapter addresses NAEYC Standards for Professional Preparation. NEW: Ethics Reflections-Throughout the text examples of common ethical dilemmas are presented with thought-provoking questions designed to help students to reflect on their ethical responsibilities and the use of the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct. NEW: Golden Rules-Clear, concise, easy-to-remember guidelines and recommendations for practice are presented in boxed format in chapters related to classroom practice (e.g. Golden Rules for Writing Anecdotal Records, Golden Rules for Designing Learning Environments, Golden Rules for Talking with Children). NEW: Video examples of environments, adult-child interactions, and teaching (for MyEducationLab website) NEW! Part of the Merrill MyEducationLabTextbook Series. Your students'textbook is a resource for applying the strategies they have learned to classroom practice. " Things to Take Into Your Classroom"featured on the front and back cover lists page references for the book's strategies, plans, activities, lessons, and other resourceful materials for students to use in the classroom--making this text not just a book for learning, but a book for teaching.

Table of Contents

Florida Voluntary PreKindergarten (VPK) Standards and Feeney Content Correlation
Relationship of CDA/FCCPC Goals, Functional Areas to Feeney Textbook
Early Childhood Career Ladder
Child Care Credential Comparison Chart
Scenarios for Practice: Essay Questions Based on Florida VPK Standards
Scenarios for Practice: Multiple Choice Items Linking CDA Functional Areas and VPK Standards to Feeney Content
Sample VPK Unit on Nutrition
The Teacher
The Field of Early Childhood Education and Care
History and Educational Models
Observing, Documenting, and Assessing
Child Development
Relationships and Guidance
Health, Safety, and Well-Being
The Learning Environment
Understanding and Supporting Play
The Curriculum
Curriculum Planning
Inclusion of Children with Disabilities
Working with Families
Becoming an Early Childhood Professional
NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct and Statement of Commitment
Environment Checklists
Name Index
Subject Index
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